Town of Tonawanda
The Kenmore Village Improvement Society is thinking ahead to spring by announcing plans to develop a children’s garden in an empty lot on Delaware Avenue.
“This will be a very, very special place — a place of wonder, and a place of discovery for children and their families,” said Melissa Foster, the group’s president. “They’ll get to discover all different types of plants.”
Volunteers, especially those with gardening experience, are encouraged to help out with the initiative, which will be discussed Monday when the society meets at 7 p.m. in the Kenmore Community Center, 135 Wilber Ave.
Also this week:
• Graham Millar will present “Presidents on Delaware,” a look at the nine U.S. presidents who have visited Delaware Avenue in Buffalo and Kenmore, 2 p.m. today in the Tonawanda-Kenmore Historical Society, 100 Knoche Road. Call 873-5774 for more information.
• The Town Board meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday in council chambers at the municipal building, 2919 Delaware Ave. A work session begins at 4 in the conference room.
• Spring registration for Ken-Ton Community Education begins Monday. About 250 courses are offered, including classes on computer use, job searches, interview preparation and GED training. Visit www.kenton.k12.ny.us/ce_register or call 874-8500 for more information.
• The Ken-Ton School Board meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the community room of the Philip Sheridan building, 3200 Elmwood Ave. A public hearing on expansion plans by the Charter School for Applied Technologies to increase its maximum enrollment from 1,675 to 2,365 and add a school building will begin the meeting.
• Staff from State Sen. Mark Grisanti’s office will hold satellite office hours Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2919 Delaware Ave.
• The Sheridan Drive Lions Club holds its annual Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday from 4 p.m. until 8 at the St. Edmund’s Campus, 530 Ellicott Creek Road. Meatballs, bread, salad, beverage and unlimited spaghetti will be served. There will also be a 50/50 raffle, auction and live music. Adults are $7 and children 12 and under are $4 with proceeds benefiting community programs for the blind and hearing impaired.
• A UNYTS blood drive in honor of town police officer Tim Day will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lindbergh Elementary School, 184 Irving Terrace. Day, who suffers from an autoimmune disease and is awaiting a heart transplant, has become a vocal supporter of blood and organ donation.